Bangalore Fort and Palace International Conference on
Global Software Engineering

ICGSE 2008
Bangalore, India
August 17-20, 2008

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The Doctoral Symposium will be held on 17th August, 2008 at ICGSE 2008.

We are pleased to announce that a limited number of research students who are attending ICGSE 2008 are welcome to attend the Doctoral Symposium on 17th August free of charge. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Dr. Ita Richardson, Doctoral Symposium Chair, before 16th June, outlining your interest in attending this workshop.

The goal of the Doctoral symposium at ICGSE 2008 is to provide a forum in which graduate students can present and discuss their research with a panel of advisors who are drawn from the Global Software Engineering research community. Discussion will include research question, methods and results-to-date, and should provide students with guidance towards completion of a research thesis.

Important Dates
Submission: March 14
Notification of Acceptance: April 18
Final paper / Camera-Ready Copy Due: May 23

The research scope of the Doctoral Symposium is that of ICGSE 2008. Student participants will have the opportunity to meet with other students and with other advisors who are experienced members of the Global Software Engineering community. Ideally, students who apply to participate in the symposium will at least have developed their research question and expect to complete their theses after mid-2009. Students who are selected to present will give a 30 minute presentation following which advisors present will discuss the students' research project with the student in a supportive manner. A limited number of students who are not selected to present will be invited to attend the symposium.

Applicants must submit a research summary and an advisor's recommendation letter (in PDF) to the Doctoral Symposium Chair, Dr. Ita Richardson

Research summary: The research summary should be a maximum of 2,500 words (excluding name, contact details, references), formatted to the ICGSE submission guidelines and written in English. This summary should include: Title, Name and Contact Details, Abstract (max 100 words), Research question and a justification of its importance, Related work in this area, Research methodology, Research carried out to-date, Results achieved to-date (if any), Expected contribution, References. Evaluation will take the stage of students' research into account. Submissions which exceed the maximum length may not be considered. Please submit the research summary in PDF format.
Advisor's Recommendation Letter: The Recommendation Letter, sent by the advisor, should include the student's name, an assessment of the current status of the research and an expected date for thesis submission. The Doctoral Symposium Chair may contact the advisor directly.

Students will be chosen using the following criteria: potential quality of the research and its relevance to global software engineering, quality of the research abstract, stage of the research (students will be selected across a range of research stages), research topic and approach.

Accepted research abstracts will appear on the ICSGE 2008 CD. Deadlines for camera-ready submissions are fixed.

Student support
There is no fee for attendance at the Doctoral Symposium. There may be support for Doctoral Symposium presenters to attend ICGSE 2008.

Advisors for the Doctoral Symposium are:
  • Dr. Ita Richardson (Chair), Lero - the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre and University of Limerick
  • Prof. Jim Herbsleb, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Prof. Pankaj, Jalote, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Dr. June Verner, NICTA, Australia.